Banana Muffins

~ Shopping List ~

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).  Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.

In a separate large bowl cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs.  Mix until smooth.  Mix in milk and banana.  Fold flour mixture into liquid ingredients.  Fill muffin tins 2/3 full.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Substitutions:

Finding myself without white sugar (a very happy surprise on one hand, though adding difficulty to this recipe) on a holiday, I had to find a substitute.  Because of my husband’s adoration of maple syrup, it was an obvious choice.  Here’s what to do if you substitute the sugar for maple syrup:  Substitute 3/4 cup maple syrup plus 1/4 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of granulated sugar, and drop the milk back to 6 tablespoons (or eliminate all together depending on the consistency of your batter).

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